Black Soap and Rhassoul Hammam Ritual, $325++ for 90 minutes at Remède Spa, The St Regis Singapore
Drawing from the bathing traditions of Turkey, Morocco and the Middle East, this is the ultimate cleansing ritual for mind-body revitalisation. It begins with a clarifying steam in Remède Spa‘s marble-clad, eucalyptus-scented steam suite. Reviving olive and eucalyptus black soap is applied onto the body before you are led into an expansive wet room, where you are invited to lay atop the heated marble bed-cum-altar.
Your body is rinsed under a warm Vichy shower, with dead skin cells and impurities then removed with an exfoliating Kassa glove. The body is then cocooned in purifying Rhassoul clay, encouraging it to gently purge and detox. The session ends with the therapist anointing your body in orange blossom water, a truly decadent and aromatic end to the most luxurious, stress-busting body session you’re likely to experience in Singapore.
Signature Gemstone Massage, $385 for 90 minutes at Raffles Spa
Escape to another plane with this tension- and energy-realigning massage. Using the power of touch coupled with botanical ingredients and gemstones, the medium-pressure body treatment will lull your muscles and nervous system into deeper levels of relaxation. This massage employs four handcrafted, crystal-infused body oils, used on related chakra points. Adding another dimension of healing, warm quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, carnelian and jasper gemstones are massaged onto the body to undo knots, release heaviness, and rebalance the doshas. And the good news: you needn’t believe in crystal healing for this exquisite treatment to leave you vibing to a higher frequency.
Nourished Glow, $190++ for 60 minutes at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Spa
If you have just an hour a week to give back to yourself, let this be at The Ritz-Carlton Spa where a blissful body escape awaits. This treatment begins with a skin-stimulating dry body brush to gently jolt the lymphatic system back to life, promote circulation and energise the senses. A full-body Espa Detoxifying Salt Scrub ensues, with the body rejuvenated and skin smoother than ever. Knots and any tension in your back will then be worked away with a 15-minute personalised back massage, following which your body will be nourished from head to toe with Espa’s Detoxifying Massage Oil—made of purifying cypress and detoxifying juniper berry essential oils. You’ll emerge radiant and rejuvenated.
Master Therapist Experience, $427 for 90 minutes at Banyan Tree Spa
Perched atop the 55th floor of Marina Bay Sands and overlooking Singapore’s panoramic cityscape is Banyan Tree’s urban retreat. You’ll walk out a new person once its master therapist is done with you. Using a combination of techniques and tools such as hot stones, warm herbal pouches and heated bamboo sticks, your therapist will customise a body treatment that targets and melts away tension and stress. Body stretching rooted in Thai massage will limber and loosen up tired muscles, with the therapist enthusiastically undoing knots and kinks—rife around the neck, shoulders and lower back for the deskbound.
Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue Tower 1, Level 55 Singapore 018956
Contact: +65 6688 8825 / [email protected]
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday | 10am to 1am on Friday and Saturday
Urban Detox Organic Facial, $168 for 75 minutes at Aldha Villa
Yes, this gently purifying, skin-purging detox facial will leave your skin healthy and radiant with its use of organic, Italian-made products. But it’s the expert hands of Aldha’s veteran therapist, with two decades at the helm, that will guide your skin from clogged to clarified. Using equal parts of ‘skintuition’ and experience, she will help to minimise puffiness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using Aldha’s exclusive lymphatic effleurage method. If you have sensitive skin or prefer a delicate touch when it comes to detoxing and reviving your face and body (she’ll also apply a cooling gel to perk up heavy legs), you’ll be in seventh heaven with her magic fingers.
Signature Salt Room Oxy-Hydra Facial, $180 to $530 for 75 minutes at Pablo Blau
Inspired by halotherapy treatments and salt mines found throughout Eastern Europe, this hydrating facial is conducted in a pharmaceutical-grade salt crystal room and includes a deep cleanse and extraction, with soothing, skin-brightening streams from the Oxy-Hydra Jetspray then pushed into the skin. A detoxifying face massage and de-puffing eye treatment ($250 for 30 minutes) follows, with the therapist hitting all the right acupressure and lymphatic points to leave your complexion refreshed and radiance restored. The treatment’s price varies based on your skin type.
Pablo Blau, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, #02-26A, Singapore 179103
Contact: 6261 6885
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm daily